In farming, productivity is the key to higher crop yields and higher incomes. That’s the lesson that FQM’s Kansanshi Mine in Solwezi has already imparted to nearly 30 000 local farmers. This video shows conservation farming in action, and...
Mining for Zambia learned firsthand about the leaps and bounds that are being made by Village Banks in and around Solwezi District in November 2017. We decided it was time to see what progress the program has made, and...
Locals in Northwestern Province certainly aren’t strangers to honey farming, where this ancient practice has been a form of livelihood for many decades. But, over the years, as demand for Zambian honey has grown almost as rapidly as deforestation,...
The most interesting thing about the mining industry’s social investment in communities is not so much the money they spend, as the original and innovative ways in which they spend it. Over some 15 years, and through the design and...
They are so talented that it’s almost scary – in the space of barely three years, a group of underprivileged schoolchildren from informal settlements around Kitwe have become golfing prodigies, winning both local and international tournaments and putting Zambia...
The Copperbelt is the heart of Zambian rugby. Each town has its own rugby team, with the level of support and facilities varying from club to club. Since Mopani Copper Mines stepped in as the main sponsors of Mufulira...
One of the proudest achievements of the major mines in Zambia is how they have brought malaria under control in their neighbouring communities, and partnered with government in its National Malaria Control Programme. There are far fewer cases of malaria...
First Quantum Minerals (FQM), best known in Africa as the operator of Zambia’s Kansanshi and Sentinel mines, has created an inspiring and entirely unique storytelling platform to give the world a glimpse into how its people contribute to their...
“In the past four years, we’ve managed to send six of our students to the University of Zambia and Copperbelt University to study in the School of Natural Sciences,” says Richard Kazadi, the Mutanda School’s headmaster. This is thanks...
“What are your career dreams – what do you want to be when you leave school?” Hannah, a Grade 11 student at Mutanda Secondary School in rural North-Western Province, does not hesitate in her answer. “I want to be an electrical...

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